Last night three Falkirk Community Trust staff were presented with their long service awards at a ceremony at Callendar House. Chairman Ian Scott presented the awards to Elaine Caldwell, John Grant and Christine McGregor.
Elaine Caldwell started work with Falkirk Council in 1989 and worked in a range of Community Services functions. From FTH, Kilns House and Recreation, Elaine has always been known for her willingness to help and her ability to turn her hand to anything! At present, Elaine looks after Grangemouth and Bo'ness Town Halls, and is a very important person to know should you be planning a wedding at either of these venues...
John Grant also started work with Falkirk Council in 1989 and works at Bo'ness Recreation Centre. John has worked and lived in Bo'ness all his life and sees his role as firmly within provision for the community. His colleagues rely on him and his helpful, flexible approach to work, turning his hand to any tasks required with enthusiasm and energy.
Christine McGregor started work with Falkirk Council in 1974 in Libraries - before we could renew our books online and when books were issued paper tickets and borrowers were limited to four books at a time. Between hoovering the books to keep them dust-free and ensuring the single sheets from broadsheet papers were glued in to prevent them from falling out, things have changed somewhat during Christine's tenure, and the "Silence" signs have been replaced with posters advertising the many children's activities and lively events which our libraries host. Christine, having lived in Grangemouth all her life, is a valued member of staff and the community, working to ensure the homebound library service fulfils the needs of those unable to visit the library, as well as being a familiar friendly face at Grangemouth Library. Due to her love of singing she has run many Rhymetime sessions for babies and toddlers to enjoy with their families.
Ian Scott, Chairman of Falkirk Community Trust, said "I am delighted to present these awards to three dedicated, valued members of staff who have contributed greatly to this organisation over the years. The success of our work depends on the team who are delivering on a daily basis in all of our facilities, and it is a pleasure to recognise such dedication and hard work."
Maureen Campbell, Chief Executive of Falkirk Community Trust, said "We thank these extremely dedicated staff members for their service to the organisation and the greater community. It is staff such as these who ensure the library or sports centre doors are open in the morning, or the hall set up for a community group. Their input and effort is invaluable, and it is an honour to present these awards with our thanks."
Friday, 5th December 2014